shim6 @ NANOG (forwarded note from John Payne)
newton at internode.com.au
Thu Mar 2 15:20:49 UTC 2006
On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 03:51:43PM +0100, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
> >Now, some may take that as a sign the IETF needs to figure out how
> >to handle 10^6 BGP prefixes... I'm not sure we'll be there for a
> >few years with IPv6, but sooner or later we will, and someone needs
> >to figure out what the Internet is going to look like at that point.
> It won't look good. ISPs will have to buy much more expensive
> routers. At some point, people will start to filter out routes that
> they feel they can live without and universal reachability will be a
> thing of the past.
But don't we filter out routes we feel we can live without *right now*
without the world ending?
I mean, who accepts prefixes longer than /24 these days anyway?
We've all decided that we "can live without" any network smaller
than 254 hosts and it hasn't made a lick of difference to
What's to stop someone who wants to carry around less prefixes from
saying, "Bugg'rit, I'm not going to accept anything smaller than
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